The impact of mobility on the lives and careers of female and male academics in higher education

Academic Mobility

ISBN: 978-1-78350-853-2, eISBN: 978-1-78350-854-9

ISSN: 1479-3628

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Abstract

Exploring the personal and professional implications of academic mobility, with a special emphasis on the influence of gender, is essential for our understanding of career development in higher education. This chapter focuses on the subjective experiences around career and professional performance of a group of ‘mobilized’ academics. Through data analysis we have found that both gender and cultural factors were mediating in the careers of the participants. Specifically, mobility has an impact on the curriculum and was perceived as a facilitator of career advancement, but also meant costs, especially at personal and family level, but also institutional.

Citation

Suárez-Ortega, M. and Risquez, A. (2014), "The impact of mobility on the lives and careers of female and male academics in higher education", Academic Mobility (International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, Vol. 11), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 79-94. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-362820140000011011

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